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Nelly Furtado- Loose: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song



Nelly Furtado- Loose
United States- Nelly Furtado changed her musical direction via “Loose” which gave her a bigger success and achieved something she never did before. The album became her first (and also the last) album from hed which went to number 1. It was awarded with 2x platinum by RIAA. She also achieved successes with her singles from the record. Check her top 10 songs from the album:
Promiscuous (ft. Timbaland)- #1
Say It Right- #1
It is clear that Nelly Furtado achieved not just top 10 hits, rather number 1 single, not just one but two. Those singles were “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right”, which both were assisted by Timbaland. The two singles were even awarded with 3x platinum. She also charted at number 16 with “Maneater”, number 86 with “All Good Things (Come to an End)”, and “Do It” at number 88.

United Kingdom- Nelly Furtado’s “Loose” had some achievement in United Kingdom too. Aside from 3x platinum award by BPI for the album, she had hit singles from it. Here are those hits:
Promiscuous (ft. Timbaland)- #3
Maneater- #1
Say It Right- #10
All Good Things (Come to an End)- #4
Nelly Furtado scored at least a total of four top 10 singles in the UK. she scored her first ever number 1 single with “Maneater”. She got high chart peak with “Promiscuous”, a song with Timbaland” at number 3, and “All Good Things (Come to an End)” at number 4. While “Say It Right” settled at 10th. Her song “Do It” only peaked at number 75.

Nelly Furtado’s biggest hit in the United States has been “Promiscuous”, while it was “Maneater” in United Kingdom when they reached number 1. But I am sharing the UK number 4 hit “All Good Things (Come to an End)” because it is my favorite from the album, and it is a good song.

All Good Things (Come to an End) (Chorus)
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song (Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Chris Martin, Danja)
Video from YouTube / NellyFurtadoVEVO



Nelly Furtado- Whoa Nelly: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song

Nelly Furtado- Whoa Nelly
United States- Nelly Furtado released her debut album in United States called “Whoa Nelly”, which awarded her 2x platinum by RIAA. It also had hit singles on Billboard Hot 100. Here what really made it at the top 10:
I’m Like a Bird- #9
Turn Off the Lights- #4
Nelly Furtado actually had three singles released but two went to the top 10. It started out with her debut single “I’m Like a Bird” at number 9, followed by the more successful single “Turn Off the Lights” for peaking at number 4.

United Kingdom- Nelly Furtado was very successful in United Kingdom as well with “Whoa Nelly”, the record which she received 2x platinum by BPI. It released three singles, but not all went to the top 10. Check which made it below:
I’m Like a Bird- #5
Turn Off the Lights- #4
Nelly Furtado scored two singles to access the top 10 slot. “I’m Like a Bird” is a great hit when it peaked at number 5. Just like in America, “Turn Off the Lights” peaked higher in United Kingdom too at number 4. The single which failed to reach the top 10 was “…On the Radio (Remember the Days)” which reached number 18.

Nelly Furtado’s highest charting song from the album “Whoa Nelly” was “Turn Off the Lights”. However, “I’m Like a Bird” became more widely known. Still, I am sharing the song “Turn Off the Lights” because of its cooler sound. Enjoy that cool song below:

Turn Off the Lights (Chorus)
They say that girl ya know she act too tough tough tough
Well it’s till’ I turn off the light, turn off the light
They say that girl you know she act so rough rough rough
Well it’s till’ I turn off the light, turn off the light
And I say follow me follow me follow me down down down down
till’ you see all my dreams
Not everything in this magical world is quite what it seems

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriter of the song (Nelly Furtado)
Video from YouTube / NellyFurtadoVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “Loose” by Nelly Furtado

Loose (album)
Nelly Furtado had success with debut album “Whoa Nelly!”, but her second album “Folklore” received lukewarm reception in sales. She then released her third album called “Loose”. In this album, you can hear a new sound from Nelly Furtado. Not really new, but something new she incorporated in her music. “Loose” sounds more R&B and hip-hop. There were dance-pop and pure pop songs in the record. Nelly Furtado came back on top when it reached number 1 and top 10 in many countries. It became a number 1 album for her in United States.

No Hay Igual
“No Hay Igual” was the first single from “Loose”. It is a song in Spanish and Portuguese, which charted in sales chart. It was hardly recognized as the first single from the album.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Promiscuous
“Promiscuous” has been the most recognized as first single from “Loose”. It featured producer Timbaland and Justin Timberlake was in the video. The song was a global hit song, it peaked at number 1 in America.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Maneater
“Maneater” was considered the second single for “Loose”. The song is a dance pop track which has a unique sound. The single became an international hit after breaking through the top 10 worldwide. In UK, it reached number 1.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Say It Right
“Say It Right” was the official third single from “Loose”. It is a clappy R&B song which was aided by Timbaland. The song again became a number 1 hit globally, including America. It reached number 10 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

All Good Things (Come to an End)
“All Good Things (Come to an End)” was the fourth single off the album “Loose”. Chris Martin of Coldplay was featured in the song without clear vocals. It was an international hit again when it reached number 1 and top 10 in some countries. In US it was less successful though.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Te Busqué
“Te Busqué” was released in limited countries especially in Latin countries. It charted in those countries but not in a high position.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Do It
“Do It” was released as a single worldwide for “Loose”. The single entered the charts but at lower positions compared to the other singles of the album.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

In God’s Hands
“In God’s Hands” was the last single from “Loose”. Another version featured Keith Urban. It charted in a few number of countries’ music charts.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / NellyFurtadoVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “Folklore” and by Nelly Furtado

Folklore (album)
After the success of her album “Whoa Nelly!”, Nelly Furtado released her second album “Folklore“. The album sounds more folk and tribal sounds on it. It was less successful than her debut album only peaking at low position. In United Kingdom, it reached number 11. In United States, it reached the top 40. It was certified Gold in both countries.

Powerless (Say What You Want)
“Powerless (Say What You Want)” was released as the first single for “Folklore”. It has a different sound with tribal music. It reached number 13 in United Kingdom. In US, it failed to chart at the Hot 100 though it was a dance hit there.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Try
“Try” was the second single from Nelly Furtado’s album “Folklore”. It is a pop rock song with folk influences. It reached number 15 in United Kingdom. In United States, “Try” only charted in component charts particularly at Adult top 40.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Força
“Força” has been the third single from “Folklore” by Nelly Furtado. If you are not familiar of the word “Forca”, it is a Portuguese word used in the song. It became an anthem for a football event in Europe. The single did well in European countries. But in United Kingdom, it reached the top 40. It did not chart in America.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Explode
“Explode” became the fourth single off the album “Folklore”. It was not released in other countries though. Nelly furtado maintained her folk pop sound in this song. It has been one of the underrated single from the album. It charted mostly in European countries, though failed to reach the top 10.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

The Grass Is Green
“The Grass Is Green” was the last single from the album but not released in other countries. It is a great song and one of the best tracks off “Folklore”.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Ben Humpert

Female Artists With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Norah Jones / Nelly Furtado / Dido / Meghan Trainor

Norah Jones
United States- Norah Jones has one of the biggest selling albums since 2000 in the US with “Come Away With Me”., her first number 1 album and certified 11x platinum by RIAA. Her two albums “Feels Like Home” (sold more than 1 million on its first week) and “Not too Late” became number 1 albums too.
United Kingdom- Norah Jones scored three number 1 albums in United Kingdom. The first album “Come Away With Me” went number 1 with BPI certified 8x platinum. It was followed by “Feels Like Home” and “Not Too Late”.

Nelly Furtado
United States- Nelly Furtado has scored one number 1 album in the US which is “Loose”. It was double platinum there, however, “Whoa Nelly” which peaked lower has scored more sales, though with the same double platinum certifications from RIAA.
United Kingdom- Nelly Furtado failed to reach number 1 in UK albums chart. However, her debut “Whoa Nelly” was very successful but where it peaked at second.

Dido
United States– Dido failed to reach number 1 in Billboard 200. Nevertheless, she peaked at 4th with “No Angel”, while 2nd with “Life for Rent”. The albums went 4x and 2x platinum repsectively, by RIAA.
United Kingdom- Dido did well in her country where her first two albums went number 1. “No Angel” and “Life for Rent” were both big sellers in UK, with 10x platinum for the former, and 9x platinum with the latter.

Meghan Trainor
United States- Meghan Trainor had a huge debut album in the United States with “Title”. The album was one of the biggest sellers in 2015 when it reached number 1 and a platinum certification from RIAA. A new album is under way and might be a charttopper again.
United Kingdom- Meghan Trainor’s “Title” was also successful in United Kingdom, where it also debuted at number 1 and BPI certified platinum.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / emimusic

Underrated Artists Who Had Big Hits

There are so many singers nowadays and scoring a hit song or album is already a huge accomplishment for them. Many of those singers really did well but are just underrated. After accomplishing a hit song/s or album/s, succeeding releases underperformed. It may be promotional thing that they declined in sales but those artists really need more attention than what they received.

Nelly Furtado
Nelly won a Grammy and nominated several times on the awards show during her debut year. Her album even went multi-platinum and platinum in several countries. Her sophomore album may have been less successful but redeemed success with third LP “Loose” which became very successful globally and her most successful to date. A Spanish album succeeded then an underperforming album which was almost unheard.

Dido
Dido was one of the biggest UK artists in 2000s after breaking records in sales in her own country, she also sold extremely well in other countries which includes US through her first two albums “No Angel” and “Life for Rent” and the hit single “Thank You”. Her two following albums failed to match its predecessors.

Jason Mraz
Jason’s debut “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” was platinum and scored a top 40 hit with “The Remedy”. But his big break came through the sleeper hit “I’m Yours” and remained stationary in the charts for more than a year. His courageous song “I Won’t Give Up” hit the top ten in a number of territories but his following singles and album were less successful.

Norah Jones
Norah Jones is a big Grammy winner during her debut year which contributed to the success of her first album “Come Away With Me”, which according to estimates had sold at about 26 million copies. “Feels Like Home” is a million-seller on its debut week but her succeeding LPs sold below her first two LPs.